Thelma & Louise

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Overview

Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well as Portuguese. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, a second commentary track featuring the two female leads...
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Overview

Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well as Portuguese. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, a second commentary track featuring the two female leads and the screenwriter, an alternate ending with optional directorial commentary, four making-of featurettes, interviews, storyboards, and a music video. This is an outstanding release from MGM/UA.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 4 documentaries featuring brand-new interviews with the Director, Writer and Cast; Audio commentary with Director Ridley Scott; Audio commentary with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and writer Callie Khouri; 30 minutes of newly found deleted scenes; Alternate ending with director's commentary; "The Final Chase" multi-angle storyboards; "Part of Me, Part of You" music video featuring Glenn Frey; Plus lots more!
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Does Thelma & Louise make a serious statement about feminine empowerment, or is it just a good old-fashioned road movie with female protagonists? That’s the question that has been debated ever since this wildly popular movie first hit the big screen in 1991. An Oscar winner for screenwriter Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise also garnered Academy Award nominations for director Ridley Scott Alien and costars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. These loyal friends throw off society’s shackles and turn a weekend road trip into a gen-yoo-wine odyssey -- and they both turn in remarkable work. Arkansas housewife Thelma Sarandon and sexy waitress Louise Davis first get into trouble when they hit a roadside honky-tonk. Before you know it, they’ve killed a would-be rapist and turned their joy ride into a major crime spree. Alternately serious and silly, this unassuming little movie became a bona fide cultural phenomenon. It still holds up, too: Like most pictures of its kind, Thelma & Louise exudes reckless exhilaration. It’s not, as some still maintain, about women versus men -- it’s about freedom. It’s spiffed up on the Special Edition DVD with a new transfer and accompanied by 30 minutes of recently rediscovered footage and an alternate ending. It also includes two different commentaries, one by Scott and the other by Sarandon, Davis, and Khouri. Scott also comments during the deleted scenes. The film’s alternate ending, storyboard-to-screen comparisons, and a Glenn Frey music video round out this very attractive and appealing package.
All Movie Guide
A revisionist buddy movie/chase movie
oad movie/gangster movie/crime drama, Thelma & Louise breathed new life into old genres while vividly reimagining them. Swapping grizzled anti-heroes for smart, sexy anti-heroines (leading one critic to dub the film Bitch Cassidy and the Sundress Kid), it was seen as both a stirring odyssey and a polarizing feminist tract. Following its heroines across the male frontier of the American heartland, the film communicated a message of strength through sisterly solidarity, beginning with Louise's rescue of Thelma from a would-be rapist and ending with an ambivalently triumphant climax. Unsurprisingly, audiences and critics found this message more than a little provocative, and Thelma and Louise became one more battleground for the continuing conflict between feminists and their opponents. Political ramifications aside, Thelma & Louise stands out as a terrific piece of genre filmmaking; its blend of breathless liberation and ominous foreshadowing make it one of the most successfully realized films of its kind ever made, an enduring tribute to friendship and the open road.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2003
  • UPC: 027616873958
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 2:09:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,946

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Sarandon Louise Sawyer
Geena Davis Thelma Dickinson
Harvey Keitel Hal Slocumb
Michael Madsen Jimmy
Christopher McDonald Darryl
Brad Pitt J.D.
Noel L. Walcott III Mountain Bike Rider
Stephen Tobolowsky Max
Timothy Carhart Harlan Puckett
Lucinda Jenney Lena the Waitress
Jason Beghe State Trooper
Sonny Carl Davis Albert
Ken Swofford Major
Shelly Desai East Indian Motel Clerk
Carol Mansell Waitress
Stephen Polk Surveillance Man
Rob Roy Fitzgerald Plainclothes Cop
Jack Lindine I.D. Tech
Michael Delman Silver Bullet Dancer
Kristel L. Rose Girl Smoker
Marco St. John Truck Driver
Charlie Sexton Himself
Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director, Producer
Anne H. Ahrens Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Richard Arrington Makeup
Bobby Bass Stunts
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Lisa Dean Art Director
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Craig Graham Set Decoration/Design
Alan S. Kaye Set Decoration/Design
Callie Khouri Co-producer, Screenwriter
Elizabeth McBride Costumes/Costume Designer
Thom Noble Editor
Dean O'Brien Co-producer
Mimi Polk Producer
Mary Margaret Robinson Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Mimi Polk Sotela Producer
Norris Spencer Production Designer
Keith A. Wester Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widesceen
1. Main Title
2. Domestic Affairs
3. Hitting the Road
4. The Silver Bullet
5. Let's Dance
6. Harlan's Idea of Fun
7. Getting It Together
8. The Murdering Type
9. "Deep Shit, Arkansas"
10. Everything's Changed
11. J.D.
12. Secondary Roads
13. A Close Call
14. Vagabond Motel
15. "You Get What You Settle For"
16. Thief of Hearts
17. Room Service
18. The Morning After
19. Surveillance
20. Call of the Wild
21. "I Like Your Wife..."
22. Wanted Women
23. Road Rage
24. "Sorry, Officer"
25. The Long Way to Mexico
26. No Turning Back
27. Bitches From Hell
28. A.P.B.
29. Suspects in Sight
30. End of the Road
31. "Let's Keep Goin"
32. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widesceen
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Audio Commentaries
         Audio Commentary By Ridley Scott: On
         Audio Commentary By Ridley Scott: Off
         Audio Commentary By Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Callie Khouri: On
         Audio Commentary By Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Callie Khouri: Off
      Deleted/Extended Scenes
         Deleted Footage Marker: On/Off
         Play All Scene Index
            Silver Bullet Getaway
            An Important Clue
            First Motel
            Talkin' 'Bout Darryl
            Police Sketches
      Extending Ending With Commentary By Ridley Scott
         Commentary By Ridley Scott: On/Off
   Languages
      English 5.1 Surround
      Français Stereo
      Español Stereo
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Português
Side #2 -- Special Features
   Documentaries & Featurettes
      Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey"
         Play All
         Part 1: Conception & Casting
         Part 2: Production & Performance
         Part 3: Reaction & Resonance
      Original Theatrical Featurette
         Promotional Narration: On/Off
   Multi-Angle Storyboards
      Angle 1: Storyboards By Sherman Labby
      Angle 2: Storyboard/Shot Comparison
   Photo Gallery
      View All
         Next
      Cast and Crew
         Next
      Leaving Town
         Next
      Silver Bullet Bar
         Next
      Aftermath
         Next
      J.D. & the Motel
         Next
      Investigation
         Next
      On the Road
         Next
      Desertscapes
         Next
      State Trooper
         Next
      Trucker
         Next
      Final Chase
         Next
      Promotion
         Next
   Trailers & TV Spots
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Home Video Preview
      Hannibal - Directed By Ridley Scott
   "Part of You, Part of Me" Music Video By Glenn Frey
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Brad Pitt's hot in this movie!

    the reason i like this movie is because of Brad Pitt he's hot i belive this was his first movie that he stared in and Genia Davis is real pretty this is a real good movie i enjoy cause of Brad Pitt

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Myopic and Vulgar

    A myopic attempt at marketing feminism in Hollywood showing all men as either stupid, psychotic, or deceptive, and women as their frustrated victims literally pushed over the edge. Even if such a theme was not the feminist propaganda that it is, it seeks to glorify its female heroines with characters of such idiocy that they don't evoke the slightest sympathy. Why should one have a soft heart for a pair of female low-lifes who are victims of nothing more than their own stupidity? With backward logic, the heroines choose to become fugitives from a homicide that any average person would clearly regard as self-defense. The characters then compound their problem by becoming armed robbers and fugitives?! The emotion stirred in me by the 'tragic' ending was more the relief of, 'Good! That's what all criminals should do before they commit a crime: especially stupid ones!' Perhaps amusing to the bored housewife-type or deluded militant feminist but not my cup of tea. Worth renting perhaps: hardly worth owning this overhyped junk film.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    I did not receive this version of Thelma & Louise which was

    I did not receive this version of Thelma & Louise which was supposed to have 2nd disc of special features with 
    "Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey".  Disc package I received had different image than what was shown on 
    Barnes & Noble website.  I had to return it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mother's Day Gift

    I had two cats that I named Thelma & Louise and eventually had to give them to my mom because my husband became very allergic. My brother rented and watched this movie with her and she loved it. She liked it so much she asked me that if I saw it to buy it for her...so that's just what I did and so this was part of her Mother's Day gift. Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good movie

    I can't stress enough how hot Geena Davis is. She had a really good role in this movie of friendship and love. It's amazing how far a true friend will go for you. Although I think this movie was a little drawn out, it was well worth it by the end. The chemistry between Davis & Sarandon was excellent. This is a touching movie in a dark way. I'm glad that Pitt only had a very small part in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well done

    Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis give a well done and convincing performance about two woman who run into severe issues with the law after one of them is sexually assaulted and a self-defense kill is done by the other one. It's a great, fun movie which portrays a lot of courage and amazing friendship traits between the two woman. You'll laugh a lot and at the same time realize just how valuable a friendship can be.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pretty cool

    This film is a very strong film and a way of showing feminine power without creating an annoying girl band.

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